As you can see in the above video, our journey toward restoring Fish Hooks took an unexpected detour a week ago. Last Thursday, we learned that the crane we hoped would move the cottage was out of commission, and nobody knew how long repairs would take.
Needless to say, last weekend was a stressful one for Tom and me. We wondered if, despite our months of planning and anticipation, we might leave Green Turtle Cay without moving the house at all.
Then, on Monday, Jason had a word with local contractor, Wade Cash of Sunset Marine. Wade agreed to bring his crew by on Tuesday morning to see what they might be able to do to help. And what a help they were!
By lunchtime on Tuesday, the house had been lifted completely off its old foundation and by end of day, Fish Hooks was ready to move.
We knew that together, Jason and Oral and Wade and his crew were a construction dream team. Still, I didn’t sleep much on Tuesday night. As the fourth generation of our family to own this property, I feel a huge responsibility for preserving and protecting it. When I got up on Wednesday, it felt like a mix of Christmas morning and the beginning of a day on which you have a root canal scheduled.
Fortunately, I needn’t have worried. Thanks to the resolve and resourcefulness of our dream team, and despite a few challenges along the way (one of which I knew nothing about until I saw Tom’s video), by Wednesday afternoon, Fish Hooks was resting firmly on its new foundation.
It was lovely to have so many family members and friends drop by to offer well wishes and check on our progress. And we made a few new friends among the passersby.
Tom and I are so very grateful to Wade, Adam, Brandon, Benny, Jason and Oral for everything they’ve done over the past few days. These folks are extraordinarily skilled at what they do.
And at the risk of repeating myself, thanks to Tom for all the hours (and sleepless nights) he’s put into documenting our Fish Hooks journey.